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A ‘New’ Marijuana ETF Is On The Way

icon  22 Nov, 2017  /  icon  0        Author: Chloe

There is no doubt that the weed wave has been hitting the U.S.A hard over the years. This is thanks to the first legalization of medical weed in California. Over the years, people have always wanted more and would often resolve to get it through the black market. This has led to many more states legalizing marijuana for recreational use. It is easy to note that Washington and Colorado states were the first to do it back in 2012.

The idea of legalizing weed for recreational use has seen more people willing to invest in it. It is often due to the huge market untapped and the potential profits from the business. It is estimated that by 2020, the weed industry will be racking in $20 billion annually. That is quite a lot of money for any economy around the world. That being said, some of the investors have been missing on the action because there was no ETF.

Well, EFT is not a new concept in the US market, but the fund had not been set up properly in the market to attract more investors. You might have heard about the ETF existing in Canada for weed . As much as it exists, it is not good for Americans, as it only applies to the Toronto Stock Exchange. It is famously known as the Horizons weed Life Sciences ETF (HMMJ).  Things are about to change for the better in the U.S as the ETFMG Alternative Agroscience ETF is supposed to begin trading anytime from December.

Just to help you understand how good the ETF will be for traders, consider the performance of HMMJ EFT in Toronto. Since its launch in April, the fund is up by 44% and still going strong. It has also built an impressive $216 million in terms of assets. This shows that if the ETF is favorable, it is bound to make a lot of money from the marijuana industry.

Some might be thinking this will be a new fund. That is not entirely the case as the Alternative Agroscience EFT is designed to complete an existing fun with similar objectives. The idea is to make it lucrative so that we can have more investors getting on the marijuana trend. It is also the reason you might have noticed the title has quotes around the word new. The fund is going to benefit anyone looking to invest in the weed business boosting the cultivators and distributors of the product.

The fund has to target the legal businesses only. There are strict measures a company has to follow before being licensed to work on marijuana. The work of the ETF is to help track the performance of the Alternative Agroscience Index. The index contains the different types of companies that are involved in handling the weed product. This includes cultivating, production, and distribution of cannabis. The index also covers the pharmaceutical companies involved in the manufacturing and marketing of the weed-related drugs. The businesses that are involved in making fertilizers and pesticides used in cultivating of cannabis are also added to the index.

As you can see, the Alternative Agroscience Index is involved from the start of growing marijuana to the time it is sold in dispensaries to the patients. This should provide better accountability of just how much of the cannabis is produced and sold. Any investor would love to see that proper accountability is done.

Many analysts agree that the potential for having a marijuana ETF is quite huge. This is based on the number of states that have already legalized the use of marijuana. Currently, there are 29 states and D.C that have legalized the use of medical marijuana. Things have taken a new twist with 8 states having now legalized recreational marijuana. More states are expected to follow the trend soon. They all know the potential of having legalized marijuana thanks to the insane tax revenues the states are receiving annually. A state like California on average makes $50 million tax revenue from cannabis sales. The amount is expected to rise with the legalization of marijuana in more states.

The use of marijuana is here to stay and make money for both cultivators and sellers. There is no point of stopping it now. This is evident due to the introduction of the ETF. We can all wait and see what happens once the ETF is implemented officially come December.

Medical Marijuana Physicians Cropping Up in Arkansas

Medical Marijuana Physicians Cropping Up in Arkansas

icon  04 Oct, 2017  /  icon  0        Author: Chloe

Recreational marijuana is not currently legal in Arkansas. But medical marijuana is another story. Like many states, fears of being left behind abound where medical marijuana is not legitimate, as states lose out doubly. First, they lose out in direct taxes associated with marijuana. Secondly, they lose out on tourism, as people do not go to the state and people leave it to go to marijuana friendly locations. In November 2016, medical marijuana was voted in for Arkansas.

To provide some statistics on former marijuana related crime, in 2012 there were over 5,700 marijuana arrests in Arkansas. Of those arrests, over 90% were for marijuana possession. During the same year, 91% of all reported burglaries, including home invasions, and over 90% of all motor vehicle thefts went unsolved. It is doubtless a better use of police resources to concentrate on fake crimes that harm people instead of crimes invented by legislature. If you are caught in Arkansas without a medical card with less than four ounces, you would potentially face a misdemeanor charge that carries up to a year in jail and fines as high as $2,500. Medical marijuana is still an illegal drug at the federal level and if the government decide to crack down on marijuana they have their own set of rules concerning the growth and distribution of a substance that is held to be in the same class as heroin and cocaine.

Marijuana Physicians in Arkansas

With the recent legalization, there has been an inevitable increase in the number of medical marijuana physicians popping up all over Arkansas. The reasons for this are obvious. First, people want marijuana and doctors will lose patients. Second is that it results in increased revenue from an increased number of patients. People who do not regularly go to doctors will now go in order to get a recommendation for medical marijuana. And lastly there are a number of doctors who are genuinely aware of the benefits of medical marijuana and how the plant can actually save lives and alleviate suffering. Medical marijuana has been successfully linked with the treatment of multiple illness, including glaucoma, insomnia, chronic pain, Parkinson’s, Chron’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and more. If cannabis was not scientifically proven to help treat these illnesses they would not be on the list of qualifying conditions to get a medical marijuana card in many different states.

One such doctor from Arkansas is Dr. Tammy Post, who has certified over a hundred patients in the past two months, nearly 20% of all medical marijuana approved individuals in Arkansas. “I was one of those doctors that thought marijuana was all the myths we believed about a gateway drug,”Dr Post was quoted as saying “I believed it to be illicit and dangerous, like ecstasy and heroin and cocaine”. But after doing months of research into the matter and becoming convinced of the myriad of benefits of marijuana she is now a medical marijuana expert and is convinced that marijuana is the way forward to treat a number ofhealth-related conditions. She read mounds of scientific literature on PubMed and discovered the scientifically proven benefits of marijuana along with not one single study that alluded to negative effects.

There are currently 16 Arkansas medical board licenses physicians who are also required to have a pharmaceutical             prescription authority. But this number is set to grow as more and more patients flock to these doctors. In order to obtain a medical marijuana card, like in most other States, patients have to be over the age of 21 and have a qualifying medical condition. These qualifying medical conditions include cancer, Alzheimer’s, severe arthritis, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, intractable pain or seizures. Unlike most other states, in Arkansas, the patients are subjected to a physical. The screening includes a urine tox screen to ensure that the patients are not merely addicts, blood pressure, pulse, weight, kidney and liver functioning. After the physician signs the paperwork, the medical patient can then submit their application to the Arkansas department of health. It is an important legal distinction that the doctor is only giving a recommendation for a medical marijuana card, and does not have the authority to prescribe marijuana directly, as this is illegal.

Arkansas Marijuana Laws

As per Arkansas law, there will be cultivation facilities and 32 cannabis dispensaries, regulated by the Arkansas medical marijuana commission. The process of actually getting marijuana froma dispensary is very much like going to the pharmacy. You have a certain condition and dispensaries will then give out the marijuana, but the amount and type is determined at the dispensary. Dispensaries are required to have a licensed pharmacist at hand to recommended the appropriate medical compounds. While medical marijuana is a huge boon socially and economically, many are attached to the fun of choosing their own strain and type of marijuana for the stone and quality that they are looking for. What is certain is that the number of medical marijuana physicians cropping up in Arkansas is on the rise. It is great to see individual doctors doing their research into the benefits of marijuana and recommending it to patients. More and more physicians are getting on board and coming to realize the many benefits that cannabis has to offer all people.


Doctors and Patients in Florida Are Embracing Medical Marijuana

icon  27 Sep, 2017  /  icon  0        Author: Chloe

The onslaught of medical marijuana is taking over the USA as states and local counties clamber to take advantage of the much sought-after cannabis plant. In recent years the astounding benefits of marijuana has been brought to the public attention and each state has to decide whether or not it wants to embrace the benefits of cannabis.

Medical Marijuana in Florida

Florida has just embarked on a huge project in medical marijuana, and it is estimated to be a $1 billion industry. Sales have only started this year but interest is increasing in a rather lucrative industry. In the year since medical marijuana has been approved in the state, over 1000 additional doctors have applied for registration to prescribe cannabis to patients. This was always going to happen, as patients are simply going to ask their doctors for marijuana prescriptions and if they cannot provide this simple service, they will take their business elsewhere. An official state list shows that more than 1,200 doctors have been authorized to prescribe medical marijuana. When voters approved legalized medical marijuana in November 2016, that number stood at fewer than 300. The State Office of Medical Marijuana is granting licenses to doctors at the rate of about 18 per day.

There are a number of reasons as to why Florida is a hotspot for medical marijuana and for the marijuana industry in general. Firstly, it has nearly 21 million inhabitants, making it the third most populous country in the state. Nearly 20% of the population is over the age of 65. This age group are very prominent in terms of medical marijuana, suffering from all the typical ailments that marijuana is generally prescribed for – arthritis, chronic pain, glaucoma, insomnia etc. This elderly demographic is projected to grow in Florida in the coming years.

Potential Issues

The main area of growth in marijuana sales has been in South Florida, but medical dispensaries are emerging all over the state, as are clinics that help people to obtain a medical marijuana card. Getting a medical marijuana card in Florida is not the same as obtaining one in New Jersey. It has been made very difficult to get a medical marijuana card in Florida, and they are not easily prescribed. In places like California, all that was needed was a state ID from any state along with an online application. You could have it in 40 minutes. This is not the case in Florida, where the rules stipulated that you have to obtain from in person from a doctor you have been with for 2 months. These restrictions are expected to be lessened in future but presently it is quite difficult to obtain medical marijuana unless you have a genuine illness.

One potential issue is that Florida is having trouble keeping up with the demand for medical marijuana. This can again be contrasted with California, which is estimated to have in the region of 8 times as much supply as demand when recreational marijuana finally becomes legal in 2018. Prescriptions in Florida are having a tough time getting filled. A large part of the problem is that the current number of 30,000 medical marijuana card holders is expected to grow to 500,000 in the next 5 years.

The state advises that now it will take about 30 days to get a card. A patient must first get a diagnosis of certain allowable conditions and then a prescription from a doctor. That information must be put into a registry with a state, which will then review the application and grant the card if all criteria are met.In Florida, these are called Compassionate Use Registry Identification cards.Residents of Florida are not allowed to grow their own medical marijuana. Also, only certain illnesses and conditions allow for the use of cannabis. They include cancer, ALS, Crohn’s Disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, chronic muscle spasm, seizures, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

An Unfortunate Side Effect

An unfortunate side effect of the current situation in Florida is that it may be a while before any other diseases get on this list. The logistical fact of a lack of marijuana supply means that the last thing administrative officials are considering is to add more conditions to the list which would put more strain on an already overheated system. But they have no one but themselves to blame for making it so very difficult to obtain marijuana. They are now in a logistical nightmare that will continueas long as the medical marijuana industry is overly regulated, which simply slows down the whole system and angers residents who have to wait months before being granted access.


Getting Medical Marijuana Recommendations Made Easier

icon  17 Jan, 2017  /  icon  0        Author: Anne Roberts

For quite some time now, medical marijuana has been a leading form of treatment. Not only does it give patients something fresh from the traditional methods of treatment, but it has also been highly effective and produced wonderful results. Already popular in many places around the world, it has also gained popularity in the United States, leading to the use of medical marijuana being legalized in many states.

However, even though medical marijuana has been given the green light, patients are still facing problems in using it. There are far more medical marijuana patients compared to the number of doctors in practice, which is leading to many medical marijuana patients not being able to get their medical marijuana recommendation.

One of the best ways to overcome this problem is to get medical marijuana recommendations online from potexam. It is the best online medical marijuana doctor available to every medical marijuana patient in California. Patients can now easily have their cannabis treatment online without having to stand for hours on end at their local clinics.

Potexam  allows medical marijuana patients to have assistance from a highly qualified team of state licensed medical marijuana doctors. These doctors are fully equipped to provide patients with any assistance they need, and, more importantly, they can issue medical marijuana recommendations as well. Patients can check up on the credentials of all the doctors beforehand if they wish to, at the Medical Board’s website.

To get their online medical marijuana recommendation, patients need to sign up at the website and complete their profile. Then they can select an appointment time most convenient for them, and wait for their profiles to be examined by the doctor.The doctor will thoroughly go through the patient’s profile in order to give them the best possible assistance. Afterwards, the patient can video chat live with the doctor and get their required consultation. In the event that a video-chat session is inconvenient, the patient can simply send the doctor an email and get their assistance in the reply.

After the online consultation is complete, the doctor will issue a medical marijuana recommendation if he thinks the patient’s condition warrants it. This recommendation will be sent to the patient through email and can be used to purchase medical marijuana with immediate effect. The official copy of the recommendation itself will arrive a few days later in the mail, which can be used to purchase medical marijuana from local dispensaries in California. The medical marijuana recommendation also gives patients the permission to grow medical marijuana in their homes, for their personal use.

To ensure that only real patients can get medical marijuana cards, and not somebody who plans to use marijuana for non-medical purposes, doctors are very careful when issuing recommendations to patients. They generally issue medical marijuana cards to patients suffering from complex conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, eating disorders, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS. Only patients who are in real need of medical marijuana treatment are issued recommendations, and their privacy is maintained at all times.

The online treatment requires only a small fee, which is a great relief compared to the large amount of visits charged by local clinics. The recommendations issued are fully authentic as welland can be used to buy medical marijuana from any licensed clinic in California.

To sum up, the time has never been better for medical marijuana patients to purchase their required medical marijuana. Instead of having to wait for long timesat their local clinics, they can simply consult the licensed and highly qualified online doctors waiting to provide assistance at potexam . The patients need only to log on to the website and book an online appointment with the doctor. They can consult the doctor either via video chat in real time or simply by sending them an email if that is more convenient. Either way, the doctor will provide assistance accordingly, and even issue a medical marijuana recommendation card to the patient if the complexity of the condition warrants it. The recommendation will be emailed to the patient immediately, with the official copy arriving by mail a few days later. The recommendation card allows the patient to legally purchase and grow medical marijuana anywhere in California, cementing the fact that potexam is the best online medical marijuana doctor available to patients.

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The Best Way to Get Medical Marijuana Recommendations Online

icon  05 Jan, 2017  /  icon  0        Author: Anne Roberts

Medical weed is an increasingly popular form of treatment worldwide. It gives users a feeling of something fresh from pharmaceutical medication and often offers solutions which regular forms of treatment cannot. Many states in the United States have legalized the use of cannabis for medical purposes, and the others look set to follow.

Despite medical weed being so popular, there is a problem with the ever-growing number of medical weed patients –the number of patients far outweigh the number of licensed practitioners. This proves to be quite a big problem, as the lack of practitioners prevents many patients from getting their required medical marijuana recommendation.

Agreat way of getting around this inconvenience is by visiting us – the #1 rated online medical weed doctor. It is available for access to all medical weed patients in California and saves them the trouble of waiting in queue for hours on end to visit medical marijuana doctors at their local clinics.

Patients can have assistance from an expert team of highly qualified and state licensed medical weed practitioners. Not only can these doctors provide high-quality advice to the patients, but, more importantly, they can issue medical weed recommendations as well. All doctors are fully qualified and have their credentials listed on the Medical Board’s website.

In order to get these recommendations, patients simply need tosign up at the website, complete their profile and choose their appointment time. After that is done, the doctors will look at the application and make an assessment based on the patient’s details and ailments, so that they can give the best and most accurate assistance. Afterward the patient can consult with licensed practitioners via video chat and get the required assistance. If a patient finds video chat inconvenient for some reason, he or she can simply send Pot Exam an email and have their queries answered accordingly.

The online sessions arefollowed by the issuing ofa medical weed  recommendationthrough email. This recommendation can be used immediately after being issuedfor purchasing medical weed Products online. After a few days, the officialcopy of the medical weed recommendation – embossed with gold seal – arrives in the mail, which can then be used for purchasing medical weed from licenseddispensaries in California.Patients can also use this recommendation to legally grow cannabis at their home, for their own personal use.

The online sessions are truly a complete medical weed treatment experience, as it includes:

  • Appointment with licensed practitioners
  • Official recommendation
  • NFC-enabled Photo ID Card
  • Exclusive discounts and offers

As easy as it sounds, though, recommendations are not given to everyone applying for one; rather, they are issued only to those in need of it. This is to ensure that no one can misuse the recommendation and use marijuana for non-medical purposes. The list of medical conditions which qualify for the issuing of a medical marijuana card include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Eating disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Seizures
  • Glaucoma

Thus, only patients whose conditions are covered under medical weed laws have their applications approved, and they qualify for a medical marijuana card. Privacy is maintained at all times.

The medical weed recommendations issued online are 100% legal, and the service commands a low fee – much cheaper than what patients would have to pay their doctors. Yet another reason which makes this the best way to get medical weed recommendations online.

In short, obtaining medical weed recommendations for legitimate use has never been more convenient. Patients no longer need to visit medical weed clinics and wait in line for longer than their treatment takes. Instead, they can simply visit the Pot Exam website and book for an online appointment at the most suitable time. Their application will be checked by Pot Exam’s team of highly qualified and registered doctors, and a medical weed card will be issued accordingly, which can be used immediately for online medical marijuana purchase. An official copy of the recommendation will also arrive after a few days in the mail, which can then be used at licensed dispensaries. All of these benefits points to one indisputable fact –getting medical weed recommendations in California has never been easier.

Medical Marijuana Recommendation from Professional Doctors

icon  21 Dec, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Chloe

It’s no doubt that access to medical marijuana is at advanced stages in California. Since 1996, patients through the help of professional doctors have largely benefited from the medical value of marijuana. At least 5% of California’s adult population has used medical cannabis as a regimen for serious health conditions. Of all the patients that used marijuana, 92% of them have found it very useful. This is a great encouragement for all who would want to consider marijuana for their treatment. If you want to proceed with medical weed for the treatment of your condition, it is time to get recommendation from a reliable professional doctor. This recommendation is very important because it will act as a ticket for you to get your medical cannabis card. Recommendations are only provided by a licensed physician and therefore, make sure to confirm the credibility of the person you are engaging for this exercise.

So, what is a doctor’s recommendation?

The state of California requires all those considering marijuana for treatment to get a signed recommendation from a certified osteopath or physician.  Doctor’s recommendation is a common phrase in the world of medical marijuana. Therefore, don’t shy away from these physicians if the term doctor is used. Over the years, doctors have not been providing prescriptions for marijuana because the federal government terms marijuana illegal. However, through the 1st Amendment, doctors have the right to discuss with individuals after which they can provide a signed recommendation if they consider doing so.

Commonly referred to as an MMID, a Doctor’s Rec or a cannabis card, a medical cannabis card is primarily used to help patients get access to medical marijuana. This has essentially been of great help to patients living with anorexia, spasticity, AIDS, migraines, glaucoma, chronic pain, cancer and any other health complication that can be addressed through weed. The most commonly cited problem addressed through cannabis is chronic pain. However, medical studies have continued to bring forth other medical marijuana uses to help ailing patients. In the wake of advancing marijuana reforms, a lot is expected from research about the usefulness of marijuana in the medical world.

Where do you start?

First, you need a professional physician to tell you whether marijuana is right for your use. Make sure you don’t just get anybody offering the services online. Get referrals from friends and from reputable online platforms as well. Again, check customer reviews available online to gauge different service providers and you will certainly get a reliable one. At Potexam, you will get paired with a doctor allowing you to securely and safely make consultations with a licensed professional from the convenience and privacy of your home. If you want to cut costs, consider Potexam’s online medical marijuana card services. Most importantly, all these services will be provided swiftly and will not take much of your time.

The best medical marijuana card services know the importance of patients’ privacy and will do everything possible to make sure that all matters are kept confidential.  All the same, it will be important for you to fill out basic medical information forms. Before getting the recommendation, your doctor discusses with you concerning your current health condition, your medical history and the kind of medication you are taking at the moment. If you have been using marijuana for medical reasons and it has worked for you, let your doctor know. It is good to share sufficient information with your doctor in order to get the most suitable recommendation. Ask any questions you could be having about medical cannabis cards and you will get answers to all of them. Don’t make reservations for anything.